Many visitors to Oxford ask for directions 'to the university' but Oxford is not a campus university and it can't be visited ... More
Many visitors to Oxford ask for directions 'to the university' but Oxford is not a campus university and it can't be visited in that sense. The university consists of 39 completely separate, autonomous colleges, which are spread throughout the city. Students belong to and live in the colleges, which are the focus of their academic and social life. The university is responsible for centralised functions, such as the major laboratories and computing facilities. The university also sets the syllabus and the examinations for all students from every college. The buildings to be seen and visited in Oxford are both university and college buildings.
Founded in 1966 and housed in a converted warehouse, Modern Art Oxford specializes in 20th Century art. Permanent displays of
paintings and drawings are complemented by regular temporary exhibitions of modern sculpture, photography, paintings, printing, ceramics and textiles. Don't ...
St Catherine's is amongst the largest colleges in Oxford and its buildings, designed by the Dane Arne Jacobsen, aim to
provide a traditional college layout within a thoroughly modern setting. The college wasn't founded until 1962, but it's roots ...
The War Memorial Garden was laid out in 1925 and commemorates all Oxford people—whether from the city or the university—who
died in the First World War. The garden is close to Christ Church College and provides visitors with a ...